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Classic Post & Beam H Tub, Sauna, H Theater++ : APRIL & next WINTER Lease OPEN

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 2,700 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 90 nights


About the property

Private Location 3 Bedrooms + Loft + Den, 2.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6-10)

The Timber Frame Home is a tall posted cape traditionally constructed with mortise & tendon joinery. The TF Home features an oiled hemlock frame, and is trimmed in cedar inside & out. Ammenities include: new 2017 hot tub & Bent Stave Cedar Barrel Sauna on Brazilian Teak deck, custom slate pool table, Home Theatre, 2 beautiful gas fireplaces, gourmet kitchen, and lots of leather furniture. Our bedrooms feature a Luxury King and two Luxbury Queen beds designed to assist you in getting a great night's sleep.

Yesterday's craftsmanship is blended with today's technology to provide large open living spaces with soaring cathedral ceilings amid beautiful woodwork & lots of windows.

We are high atop Blush Hill in Waterbury just south of Stowe centrally located to Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River Glenn & Bolton Valley. The best skiing, boarding, X-C skiing, snow shoeing and snowmobiling in Vermont! The rest of the year there is great hiking, boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, golf, craft beer pubs & breweries, fine dinning, and fall leaf peeping. Beautiful Waterbury Reservoir is at the bottom of the Hill. The 'Reservoir' is unique in offering zoned Quiet Use & Motorboat areas for great fishing, canoeing, and water skiing (2 slalom courses) all surrounded by the scenic Mt. Mansfield Forest.

NOTE: The Timber Frame Home is a SMOKE FREE environment

Available: Winter (Short Term or Long Term Lease *, Select Dates Spring, Summer, Fall . * See Notes under Rates for Long Term Rates Details.

FOR MORE INFO including Reservation Procedures , more Pictures, our Activities Page etc please visit our website by clicking LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION near the bottom of this listing.

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Bruce Epstein
Member since: 2002
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2018

About Bruce Epstein

Bruce & Donna Epstein are semi-retired (Bruce Prof. Engineer / Donna Reg. Nurse). We enjoy the great outdoors especially hiking & competitive water skiing. We have hiked locally, out west, and have climbed Kilimanjaro. We are slalom water skiers competing locally, regionally and nationally. We spend winters water skiing in West Palm Beach. We have been greeting vacationers for over thirty years.

Bruce Epstein purchased this house in 1992

Why Bruce Epstein chose Waterbury

Great place to live & great location high up on Blush Hill in Waterbury. Custom built & personaly designed as our dream home (Bruce is Professional Construction Engineer).

What makes this house unique

The Timber Frame Home is a feast for the eyes and comfort to your soul. Magnificent wood work! Not all post & beams are created equal!

Guestbook comments from the owner

The home was amazing. The location was private and beautiful. Every detail of the house was just perfect. We had plenty of room for a family of 6. Bruce walked us through how to operate the hot tub, sauna, and home theater room. All we really had to bring was our food and drink. What did we like the most: the quality and workmanship of the home. All of the amenities needed to have a great vacation stay.

Comments for future guests: The perfect place to stay. The views in the area are amazing especially the Reservoir at sunrise and sunset.

Suggestions: There is nothing that I can suggest to make a better vacation home.
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Waterbury House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2700 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Village ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , main floor w/vanity
  • All Bath Rooms tile floors & granite counters on vanities.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Master w/ gas stove, 42' flat panel tv
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Basement
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , Top Floor
    Loft & Lower Floor - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Futon on Bottom Floor sleeps two
  • King Bed in Maester, One Queen in Bed Room #2, One Queen in Bed Room #3, and One Queen in loft. Futon on Lowe Floor with bathroom access. NOT UNCOMFORTABLE Hide-a-Bed. Total sleeps ten.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Music Library ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • jetted tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Easy access from I89. Private setting! See our Activities Page on our website


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Beautiful Home

  • 5 of 5

Bruce was a great host. He took extra care to insure our stay was great and that we got the full use of all the house has to offer, which was so much. The location was perfect for us, close to everything yet quiet and peaceful. Thanks again Bruce!

  • Submitted: Oct 24, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed at this house for my 25th birthday weekend and it was AMAZING! The house looked exactly like the pictures, the lawn was freshly cut and well maintained. Kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed, we cooked a lot! The tv room in the basement is out of this world!!! Comfy chairs, great loud sound, and a huge TV!! Washer and dryer were great and very convenient! I didn't get a chance to use the master bathtub, we ran out of time but it was a good size tub! The area is VERY dark at night, but pretty cool when it's something your not used to. Hot tub and sauna on the deck literally made my birthday weekend perfect! Hot tub is a great size and very easy to get into. Sauna warmed up very quick and was perfect after walking around all day! we will definitely be back!!

  • Submitted: Feb 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great for groups and couples

  • 4 of 5

This place was perfect for our family of three couples. Each couple had their own bedroom. My husband and I had the basement bedroom - it felt very private because we had our own bathroom. There is a loft bedroom but we didn't use it. If you are considering using the bedroom, you have to climb up a steep ladder so just make sure whomever is using it is able bodied. :)

The house is very cozy and it's in a very quiet high end neighborhood. It's close enough to Waterbury to be able to go to a local grocery story not even 5 minutes away if you forget anything. You could walk if you wanted to to Ben and Jerry's. Skiing at Stowe was about 20 minutes away.

We enjoyed the living areas, especially the big dining room table for family dinners. We used the the hot tub and the hi tech entertainment system downstairs. The internet was great! The house was on the warm side for us so we were never cold. The folks at HGTV would say that the decor in the house is slightly "dated" but it didn't bother us.

Our only word of caution is that the drive way can be quite icy in the winter. We rented a van and it did NOT have 4 wheel drive so we had some problems getting out. Fortunately for us we brought two cars. So make sure you have a 4 wheel drive vehicle to get in and out in the winter.

Bruce (the owner) is great to work with and we really felt like we were guests in his home rather than a cold sanitized hotel room, complete with his hand written notes. Thanks for a great vacation!

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for Family Getaway

  • 5 of 5

Our family loved our stay at the Timberframe house. Great location and amenities if you want to stay in or go out. Bruce is an excellent host as well helping you understand how to use all that the house has to offer.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway spot!

  • 5 of 5

The Timber Frame home was the perfect spot for a weekend away with friends. Bruce's house is absolutely beautiful. Definitely a special place. There was plenty of room for our crew (10 guests) and everyone had their own private space. Bruce took the time to go through everything with me by phone upon check in and was kind enough to answer our calls about snow removal over the weekend as well. The hot tub and sauna were in great condition, the house was immaculate and so cozy. We didn't want to leave! But, we'll be back for sure! Thank you Bruce for sharing your beautiful home with us!

  • Submitted: Dec 26, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was well taken care of and accomidations were accurate to the post.

  • 5 of 5

We had a group of people who stayed in the home and were very happy with the home. Plenty of space for everyone and the home was kept up. There were appliances and other needs that were helpful for the weekend visit. The sauna, hot tube and pool table were very convienent and fun while we stayed. The beds were comfortable and there were plenty of linens to use. I would reccomend this home for rent especially if you are looking to be close by Waterbury or Stowe because of the close trip to nearby stores and down town- about a 20 min ride into Stowe. The owner was very helpful and kind with our needs and communication when arriving and departing. We will be renting again soon.

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2016
  • Stayed: December 2016
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Ferry
30 Miles
Burlington, VT
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Blush Hill CC
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Waterbury Reservoir State Park
Car: necessary

See our Activities Page on our website Use the dash


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Deposit $300



Vermont Taxes do not apply for rentals over 30 days. VRBO Quote Calculation will include taxes, which is not correct. Also, if time period you want for Lease includes times periods before January 4 or after April 5, the VRBO calculation will be much higher than your lease amount. PLEASE REQUEST LEASE QUOTE from OWNER (Bruce Epstein) and DISREGARD VRBO QUOTE.

~ Starting after New Year's Week (3 Months) $12,000
~ Longer than 3 months starting in November or December and or ending March or April. Four months $16,750, Five months $19,500. Specific dates please request quote.

NOTE: All LONG TERM LEASE RATES include snow plowing, HD Cable & Internet. Not included is electric, radiant heat/propane, and Trash removal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.